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Well I bought this truck when I was 18 for 700 bucks. It was blue, but looked about like this one.....



I left for the Army in 2004, so I left Ol' Blue in a buddies field with a blown motor, but sitting with about 6 inches of lift.... When I was retired out of the Army in Nov 2009, I borrowed a trailer and went out to get her. She was full of bees, and covered in blackberried and moss. I pulled the bed off and went to work.



I purchased a cross-over steering kit, 5.29 gears with a detroit in the front and a spool in the rear, a double transfercase adaptor, and 7" ez-ride skyjacker springs, 37/13 R15 boggers, and shocks......



I put an old bench seat in out of an 80 2wd parts truck that I have, fresh cover and it's actually quite comfy. Unfortunatly you can't see the 3rd shifter in the pic.



Yesterday, I put the newly bobbed bed back on, and the boggers.....



Now I'm in for a lot of sanding, but it will be done by the 6th of March....MUD FEST here I come.
 

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very nice drphat on here is building an 84/5 only ? why boggers or are you gonna cut them
 

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very nice drphat on here is building an 84/5 only ? why boggers or are you gonna cut them
No cutting. I cut the set of 38.5 14.50 tsl's that I had, and the difference in the way they handled wasn't worth the work. I like the way the narrow boggers dig/clean-out without modding them.
 

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I want a 22r!!!! Sweet truck
 

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nice project !!
 

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Well I got her Primed today.....







It's taller than I thought it would be....I'm 6'4


 

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I just understood your sn........... You should just leave that black primer
 

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It's gonna be Kabota Orange, tomorrow. LOL about the name.
 

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haha yeah...... mine is ****** in spanish

Are you spraying a different base coat.... how are you going to get it that bright over black primer?
 

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Dude that is looking fricken sicken primered up now. That is an awesome project man. I want to have an old project like that one day. Looking good.
 

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cool looking truck, did you get medically retired or what?
 

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cool looking truck, did you get medically retired or what?
Yea, I got medically retired as of Nov. 1 2009.

It's now Orange, and done exept door pannels and mirrors.








I think it turned out bright enough, even with the black primer....
 

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Man.... you are making me miss my 79'.
Miss that little orange beast!

Great looking so far, keep the pics coming!
 

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it is definitely bright enough... nice job. I wish I had somewhere to spray my truck.
 

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Well, I'm taking it out for a test run today....Need to make sure that it isn't going to fall apart at the Fest.
 
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